Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era

NyeJoseph Nye of the Harvard Kennedy School discusses the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices with David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School . He identifies two main types of presidential temperaments – transformational and transactional– and argues that both types were important in the development of the nation’s international power.  What lessons from the American Century can we take into the unstable international arena of the early 21st century? 

Recorded September, 2013 /  Now available as podcast on iTunes–Joseph Nye

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